Author Archives: Gloria Ashby

About Gloria Ashby

I'm a writer, speaker and teacher. I live with my husband in the DFW area, and close to our daughter and her family.

Stop the World

  Occasionally, I catch myself humming that old but still popular Patsy Cline ballad, Stop the World and Let Me Off:   Round an’ around an’ around Round an’ around an’ around Round an’ around an’ around And around and … Continue reading

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Strike a Chord

Tonya came to her first Christian Women’s Connection meeting alone, knowing no one. She came as a single musical note who needed a long overdue time-out from the incessant press of deadlines and demands of her hectic schedule. Yet, before … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Home Without It

I left without it. After cramming four days worth of clothes, shoes and toiletries into my luggage, no sliver of space remained for a Bible or my daily devotional. No problem. On the first morning, I breathed a quick “This … Continue reading

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Waiting In Between

I met Lisa Burkhardt Worley at a speaker’s workshop and quickly connected with her heart for Jesus. Lisa is an author and speaker and the founder of Pearls of Promise Ministries, a ministry with a goal of helping women overcome … Continue reading

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Does Instant Spell Success?

And if not, why not? Check out this week’s story in my guest blog at    

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The Women In Me

Generations of women crowd inside me. There’s a carpenter, a seamstress, and a gardener squeezed beside a hairdresser, a bookkeeper, a caretaker, and a homemaker. Women who worked long hours. Mom balanced managing four kids running in different directions, working … Continue reading

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Where to? Planning Ahead is Over-Rated

My family vacations started nothing like my friend’s. Her dad piled wife, kids, and family pets into the car. He then drove to the end of the block where he stopped, turned to his family, and asked, “So, where to … Continue reading

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The Long Road

God called the Israelites to the long road out of Egypt to the Promised Land. He “…did not lead them on the road through Philistine country, though that was the shortest way.” (Exodus 13:17, NCV) Why not? I would argue … Continue reading

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Bible Trivia: Who Were the First “Property Brothers?”

Who is the Bible’s earliest equivalent to HGTV’s Property Brothers? The Property Brothers are that popular twin team who works together, helping first time home buyers purchase a diamond-in-the-rough house and transform it into their dream home. Drew is the … Continue reading

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How Long is a Good Life?

A long life might not be good enough, but a good life is always long enough. The pastor for Marcus spoke these words ten years ago at his memorial service. Every year since then, on March 4, friends and family … Continue reading

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